Transcultural nursing as a global care humanizer, diversifier, and unifier

Hoitotiede. 1997;9(5):219-25.


Three dominant themes of transcultural nursing as a global humanizer, diversifier, and unifier are discussed in relation to their meaning and uses in education, practice, research and consultation. The presenter takes the position that these three dominant themes are essential and imperative to promote, transform, and maintain desired care outcomes which are beneficial, satisfying, and healthy for people of diverse and similar cultures. The three themes are discussed within Leininger's theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality with focus on the modes of action and decision-making. The author encourages transcultural nurses to take leadership to be an active global humanizer, diversifier, and unifier and transform nursing and health care into the 21st century.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Cultural Diversity
  • Holistic Nursing
  • Humans
  • Nursing Theory
  • Transcultural Nursing* / education
  • Transcultural Nursing* / trends